Saturday, 7 August 2010
At the screening I chose to show. Lelouche's "Pour un Maillot Jaune", 1965 and a souvenir video of the Blackpool illuminations circa 1989. After my very nervous and hurried introduction all went smoothly. Although as expected the illuminations video had an interesting effect on the audience. At first there was hysterical laughter at Chris DeBurgh's desperately fading powers. Then more laughter at the crazy lights presenting Coronation Street stars and pepsi cans. Then came exhaustion and despair as the lights went on and on unrelenting into the night. The filmmakers themselves obviously didn't know when to stop and so, quite arbitrarily, they decided to wait til morning and film a ride on the big dipper.